How Would Carnegie Judge Our Digital Libraries?

By Janet Raloff, 10:45 AM June 17, 2008

In Pittsburgh, the city of Andrew Carnegie, books — and libraries — hold a revered status. So when Bill Buxton, the Toronto-based principal scientist for Microsoft Research, was asked to speak to the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in Carnegie-land this morning, he decided to focus on how Carnegie had ushered in a transformation in library design. And he ended his keynote address by observing that the ongoing transition from paper to virtual publications has been a rocky one. His pri...

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